Understanding The Dopamine Detox: Is It Real or Hype?

Ever find yourself lost in an endless sea of notifications, falling down the rabbit hole of social media, or maybe reaching for just one more sweet treat more often than you’d like? If you can relate, then you may be interested in a topic that’s got people talking lately – the ‘Dopamine Detox.’ What is it? How do you do it? What’s the results of it? Is it backed by science? These are the questions that will be answered in this video.

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